Revenue and Customs
David Gauke (Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury; South West Hertfordshire, Conservative)
HMRC was created by the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise in 2005 and “tax inspectors” is no longer a role within the merged organisation. HMRC is unable to answer the question as the role no longer exists and to obtain information back to 1982 would be at disproportionate cost, if the information still exists at all. However there are currently 18,000 tax professionals in HMRC who carry out a range of duties—from answering queries from customers to tackling non-compliance with taxation obligations.